By David Kowalski
100 People Traveled from Buffalo to D.C. in Buses Chartered by the Sierra Club
Photos below show a few of the groups of people after departing the bus at the RFK Stadium in D.C.. [Click images to enlarge]
Buffalo Youth for Climate Justice
Students from the University at Buffalo
Burmese Family from Buffalo
Buffalo Women for the Planet and a System Change
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We traveled via the Metro Rail to the Capitol area where groups were assembling in preparation for the march.
Below is the front line of the Sierra Club group.
Chapters from States around the U.S. were represented.
Leading the Sierra contingent is Aaron Mair,
National President of the Sierra Club
Earlier that morning, Aaron Mair was interviewed near the Capitol about the march. He said:
“We're rising up to save our planet, but more importantly to offer solutions. This is not just a rise up for the sake of rising up. But it's a rise up to save our democracy. Because at the end of day, there's no planet B and there's no second leader. Our country was the world leader when it came to climate change, and the world leader with climate solutions.”
A video of that interview can be viewed here.
David and his son, Jason Kowalski, U.S. Policy Director
at 350.org in D.C., met up at the march
Days after the march, Jason Kowalski commented at 350.org: “If this type of visionary legislation can be introduced at the federal level under the Trump administration, there’s no excuse left for officials at the city and state level. At the Peoples Climate March, we put forward this vision nationally. Now we’ll hold every elected official accountable — no one is off the hook.”
By working at the local and regional level, communities will organize for powerful and lasting change, forcing elected officials to choose a side: that of Trump and his fossil fuel billionaire cabinet, or that of the people fighting for a stable climate and an economy that works for everyone.
At the Capitol, calling for 'Renewable Energy NOW'
Indigenous People - 'Protect Our Future'
Climate Change Affects Us All - Act Now!
Celebrities Care about Climate Change Too!
North Carolina: Free the Sun, Clean Up Dirty Coal Ash,
Stop the Pipeline
Protesting Trump's E.P.A. Director - A Climate Change Denier
For Aerial Images of the massive Climate March & Banner Photos, click below: